I was born in
At age fourteen I went to live with my mother. Although my mother was raised a Jewess, she had become involved in many occult and nominal-Christian beliefs. She became a minister in the Thought Science Temple (which teaches the fatherhood of God and brotherhood of mankind, etc...). Observing these things definitely made a deep impression in my life, and helped to influence me in the belief of God. By this time, I had become so religious and so concerned and consumed with religious things, that I constructed a chain of rosary beads that I started wearing around my neck. On it was a Roman Catholic cross, a Lutheran medallion, and a Star of David. With tarot cards and a statue of Buddha at home, I carried a copy of the New Testament, Good News for Modern Man, in my shirt pocket. I was confused, but I WANTED THE TRUTH!
At the age of seventeen, like many before me have done, I left home to see
One day, while in the barracks, a Navy man named Chuck Hamilton asked if anyone wanted to attend a church service with him. Overhearing this, I asked him if I could go along. We attended